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  1. Checking on your doctor? Fed's database flawedRead the original story

    41 min ago | Central Ohio

    A federal database meant to help patients learn more about physicians is full of massively flawed data - and no one seems able to explain why. The errors highlight a disturbing reality: Not only do average people have trouble getting accurate information about doctors, but so does the federal government.

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  2. Number of 'extremely proud' Americans drops by 3 percent - pollRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    The number of Americans 'extremely proud' to be citizens of the US continues to fall, with a new Gallup poll revealing a three percent drop from the previous year. Of those surveyed, 54 per cent said they're "extremely proud" to be Americans.

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  3. Cape Girardeau police to crack down on impaired driving for holiday weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | KFVS12

    Local police will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide Fourth of July weekend "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over ' crackdown on substance-impaired driving. The effective nationwide substance-impaired driving crackdown includes high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb substance-impaired driving over the Fourth of July weekend holiday.

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  4. Starkehaus: Pastel patriotism's rainbow connectionRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Illinoisreview

    During the 1988 Democrat Convention held in Georgia to nominate Michael Dukakis for the presidency, America was coming off one of the most popular and successful presidencies of the 20thCentury and the Democrats were in a quandary as to how to woo voters back to the dark side of the political spectrum. Reagan had been unusually successful and probably could have won a third term had he been allowed to run.

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  5. Obama's call for expanded overtime pay shows he will be a force in 2016 campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Norwalk Reflector

    President Barack Obama is signaling he's going to be a major voice in the 2106 election even if he's not on the ballot. Obama made his case for an expansion of overtime pay Thursday in the home state of one of the leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, Gov. Scott Walker, delivering a campaign-style speech that lambasted the field of Republicans in general, and Walker in particular.

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  6. Summer Fun Camp Starts at Books-A-MillionRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Business Wire

    Every Saturday in July, Books-A-Million will hold a special Summer Fun Camp event in which campers can participate in games, trivia and crafts based on popular characters. )--Books-A-Million kicks off its Summer Fun Camp series at 2pm on Saturday, July 4, with an Independence Day celebration of America and its heroes.

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  7. Marital Status DiscriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | JD Supra

    During a recent conversation with an experienced business lawyer, it became clear that, despite his representation of companies in several states, he was unfamiliar with the concept of marital status discrimination. That got us thinking that there may be other lawyers and HR professionals who, despite efforts to stay current on employment law, may not have encountered this topic.

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  8. The Minimum Wage Is One of the Key Policies That Will Cause Puerto Rico to Go BankruptRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 17, 2014 | Right Wing News

    ... Sound familiar? Puerto Rico is a precursor of what is to come here in the US. With Marxist cities such as Washington DC , Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles all raising their minimum wages in the midst of a debt death spiral, ...

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  9. West Hartford Teacher Receives Presidential Award for ExcellenceRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Patch.com

    A West Hartford teacher is among the 108 mathematics and science teachers who were named as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching by President Obama on Wednesday. This year's awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools.

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  10. Federal grant to help fight white-nose syndrome in batsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

    Utah, Colorado and Nebraska each received $25,000 grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week to combat the disease, which devastates bat populations. The wildlife service handed out just under $1 million in grants to 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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  11. Designate a Sober Driver This July Fourth: Because Buzzed Driving is Drunk DrivingRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | County 10 News

    The Fourth of July is a favorite American holiday filled with fun, food, fireworks, friends and family. But celebrating can quickly turn to tragedy when people choose to drive after drinking.

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  12. Settlement Allows Dollar Tree to Acquire Family Dollar's StoresRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

    Dollar Tree to sell more than 300 Family Dollar stores to a new competitor in order to complete the acquisition. Jefferson City, MO - infoZine - Attorney General Chris Koster announced the terms of a settlement that he and 16 other states have reached with Dollar Tree, Inc., following their review of the company's proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. The merger combines two large national chains of deep-discount stores.

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  13. 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science TeachingRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Kansas City InfoZine

    This year's awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The educators will receive their awards at a Washington, D.C., event later this summer.

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  14. D.C. Police Prepared for Possibility of Terrorist AttackRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | WMAL-AM Washington

    Police Chief Cathy Lanier said her department is taking possible Fourth of July terrorist attacks into account as it prepares for the busy holiday. Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI warned police departments across the country that terrorists may target Fourth of July celebrations.

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  15. Why We Can Still Learn From a '70s Sex-Ed ComicRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Ms. Magazine

    In a recent Fusion article, writer Sam Meier chronicled the fraught history of a newly re-discovered sex-ed comic from the '70s called Ten Heavy Facts About Sex . According to Meier's research, back in the groovy year 1971, Sol Gordon, a professor of child and family studies at Syracuse University, used the comic to deliver honest, far-out facts on safe sex, reproductive health and sexuality for teens in the midst of the sexual revolution.

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  16. Massachusetts and 16 Other States Approve Dollar Tree Acquiring Family DollarRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Massachusetts and 16 other states have reached a settlement with Dollar Tree, Inc., following their review of the company's proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc., according to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. In a settlement, filed in conjunction with a lawsuit in the federal district court for the District of Columbia, Dollar Tree will divest more than 300 Family Dollar stores nation-wide to a new competitor in order to complete the acquisition.

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  17. Maryland's Montgomery County Freezes Base Pay for Tipped Employees at $4 per HourRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | JD Supra

    On June 23, 2015, the Montgomery County, Maryland, Council passed Bill 24-15 , freezing the county's minimum wage for tipped employees at $4.00 per hour, effective July 1, 2015. This prevents an increase that otherwise would have occurred under the prior formula for determining the amount of tip credit that an employer may use to calculate the minimum wage for tipped employees working in the county.

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  18. Leave Fireworks to the Professionals on This Fourth of JulyRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | East Boston Times-Free Press

    What would the 4th of July be without fireworks? A little less busy in hospital emergency rooms. The nation's emergency physicians urge you to celebrate the country's birthday by using common sense when it comes to the potential dangers of fireworks.

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  19. New York Jets Flight Connections 7-3-15Read the original story

    11 hrs ago | Gang Green Nation

    Realtor : Carolina Panthers WR Jerricho Cotchery is ditching his luxe Jersey mansion. Meanwhile, until you sell it, do you need a house sitter, J-Co? Associated Press : OT Wayne Hunter attempts to revive his career with the Buffalo Bills.

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  20. Pics: Tiny house, big benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    There are television shows: Tiny House Nation and Tiny House Hunters. There are movies: Tiny: A Story About Living Small and Small Is Beautiful: A Tiny House Documentary.

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